Young people must have the opportunity to lead change within their own communities. We enable children and youth to access information and defend their rights. Young people often have the desire, energy and idealism to do something about the injustice they see in the world, they are powerful agents for change.
We provide opportunities for young people to learn about the impacts of legislative change in their communities. Through various outreaches, we help them to analyze proposed legislation in relation to their goals and assess the extent to which it will have an impact on them. We help the young people to push for legislation building coalitions and advocating for specific local laws that have great impacts on their future. We transform young people’s feelings of anger, sadness and hopelessness into concrete actions that can make the world more equitable for sustainable development.
We initiate and create public awareness campaigns educating people about particular issues that affect young people in order to inspire change. This is done through organizing public dialogues, art, school outreaches and online campaigns.
Young people often find it difficult to access the main stream media. We help children and youth to share their views and stories and reach beyond their friends into the hearts of communities, nations and the world through various online media channels.
Young people across the globe are a driving force for change. They are creative, inspired, energetic and enthusiastic. In order to create sustainable impact, international development must collaborate with and learn from these crucial stakeholders. If leaders alienate this huge portion of society they will fuel the discontent, revolt, and violence that we saw in the Arab Spring. By including youth in the decision making processes, empowering them to have a voice about their future, and leveraging their creativity and energy, we can see an immense amount of change for the better.